This historic pier crowns the Dubrovnik Harbor, lending a refreshing aura to the surroundings. Located in close proximity to Old Town, Porporela attracts scores of tourists and locals alike who wish to gaze out at the Adriatic Sea or settle down on comfortable benches to bask in the rejuvenating atmosphere. You can also stroll along the waterfront to take in the picturesque sights.
Grab a helmet and head out to explore the picturesque environs of the region as you embark on an exhilarating journey. From safaris to horseback riding, this establishment provides a number of services and tours that will inculcate you with the knowledge of the area's environment. Spectacular views await you on this remarkable expedition.
This beautiful, grand theater pays homage to one of Croatia's best playwrights, Marin Držić. Modern and classical plays are performed on a seasonal basis by some of the best thespians in Dubrovnik. The Marin Držić Theater is also home to "Le Petit Festival," an annual event showcasing the arts to promote community and support for artists' craft.
Watching over the Ploče Gate, this 15th-century bell tower stands tall in the Old Town, serving as the centerpiece of the Stradun, along with the cathedral. The original bell tower dates back to 1444 though the current structure was rebuilt in 1928 in the same elegant Renaissance style. The only surviving antique detail is the bell, cast in 1506. The clock's face tracks the phases of the moon and two fascinating bronze figures called Isquo and Maro ring in each hour with their hammers in a feat of intricate mechanical engineering. These are coopies of the original that are now displayed at the Sponza Palace Atrium. At noon the tower's two-tonne bell is rung a dozen times, engulfing the stradun with its resonant chimes.
The City Walls of Dubrovnik encircle the Old Town; an uninterrupted circuit of fortifications that protected the city for over five centuries. One of Europe's most complex and well-preserved Medieval fortifications, the City Walls of Dubrovnik, as they stand today, were largely complete by the 15th Century, although modifications continued to be made until the 17th Century. Supplemented by 14 quadrangular and two circular towers, several forts and a moat, Dubrovnik's defenses proved to be a formidable challenge, one of the few of its kind to have never been breached by enemy attack. The walls encompass the bulk of the Old Town, its seaside stretches promising spectacular views of the Adriatic. Along the way are the forts of St. John, St. Luke, Minčeta, Bokar, Revelin, and Lovrijenac. The entrance near Pile Gate at the beginning of Stradun is the best place to begin a tour of the Walls.
As you enter the Old Town from the Pile Gate and you walk along the Stradun, make sure to venture down Antuninska and stop in at the War Photo Limited Gallery. The gallery has changing exhibitions which document national and international war atrocities. This revolutionary art space helps evoke the reality of war in visitors. Visit the website to see the current display.